BIOTIC Species Information for Iphinoe trispinosa
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Researched byLizzie Tyler Data supplied byUniversity of Sheffield
Refereed byThis information is not refereed.
Taxonomy
Scientific nameIphinoe trispinosa Common nameA cumacean
MCS CodeS1200 Recent Synonyms

PhylumCrustacea Subphylum
Superclass ClassEumalacostraca
SubclassPeracarida OrderCumacea
Suborder FamilyBodotriidae
GenusIphinoe Speciestrispinosa
Subspecies   

Additional Information
Taxonomy References
General Biology
Growth formArticulate
Feeding methodSurface deposit feeder
Sub-surface deposit feeder
Mobility/MovementSwimmer
Burrower
Environmental position
Typical food typesMicro-organisms, organic matter HabitFree living
Bioturbator FlexibilityLow (10-45 degrees)
FragilityIntermediate SizeSmall(1-2cm)
Height0 Growth RateNot researched
Adult dispersal potentialNot researched DependencyIndependent
SociabilitySolitary
Toxic/Poisonous?No
General Biology Additional Information
Biology References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b,
Distribution and Habitat
Distribution in Britain & IrelandFound on most British and Irish coasts, although less common off western Ireland.
Global distributionFound in north-west Europe from Norway to France and in the Mediterranean and south to the Canary Isles.
Biogeographic rangeTemperate. Depth range0 - 150 m
MigratoryNon-migratory / Resident   
Distribution Additional Information

Substratum preferencesWater column (pelagic)
Muddy sand
Coarse clean sand
Fine clean sand
Physiographic preferences
Biological zone Wave exposure
Tidal stream strength/Water flow Salinity
Habitat Preferences Additional Information
Distribution References Hayward & Ryland, 1995b,
Reproduction/Life History
Reproductive typeGonochoristic
Developmental mechanismDirect Development
Brooding
Reproductive SeasonWinter and Summer Reproductive LocationSediment surface
Reproductive frequency Regeneration potential No
Life span1 year Age at reproductive maturity<1 year
Generation timeNot researched Fecundity
Egg/propagule size145 µm diameter Fertilization typeInternal
Larvae/Juveniles
Larval/Juvenile dispersal potentialNot researched Larval settlement periodNot relevant
Duration of larval stageNot relevant   
Reproduction Preferences Additional Information
Reproduction References Eckert, 2003,
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